Poor blenders. They don’t pop up on the list of “cool” appliances like their popular friends panini maker (pressed, melty sandwiches!), waffle iron (waffles!!!) and Easy Bake Oven (nostalgia!). Too many people wonder how many pureed fruits and vegetables can one human possibly eat, and therefore pass up the opportunity to purchase a forlorn blender for their apartments.

But we’ve revolutionized the way you think of blenders by whipping up three SOLID FOOD recipes. I repeat, solid food, not the pureed, soupy, smoothie things that blenders are known for (although they can reliably make a damn good smoothie). So when you wake up in the morning and want something carb-y, savory and solid, the good ‘ol blender can handle that for you too.

For a limited time we’re giving away 20 JCPenney cooks blenders to make your kitchen dreams come true. Enter to win here, and then make the recipes below.

Pesto & Eggs


Photo by Christin Urso

Blueberry Pancakes

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins


Photo by Katherine Baker

This post was sponsored by JCPenney.